The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54140   Message #836832
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
28-Nov-02 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
All good stuff, but what I really want to know is why the word "Dixie" was used in the first place to refer to the South.

Derives from "Mason -Dixon" ? Highly implausible, IMHO.

I did however find an interesting snippet Here . Don't know that I give much credence to it however.